The Seniorocity Guide to Things to Do in Albany

Things to do in Albany

The Great Southern town of Albany may take a five-hour drive to reach, but my word, there’s a lot to do once you’re there! From natural wonders, to marvelous museums – you’ll easily fill a long weekend seeing the sights. See our big guide to Albany attractions here.

 

National ANZAC Centre Albany

The National ANZAC Centre is an absolute must-do in the Great Southern region. The museum tells a poignant tale of the ANZACs, who left from Albany’s King George Sound for World War One. The grounds are free to visit, and there’s many things to look at (large artillery pieces, memorials and the view), as well as a large gift shop and café. It’s easy to spend a whole day there. See the Seniorocity review here.

Find the National ANZAC Centre at 70 Forts Road, Albany.

National ANZAC Centre Albany

 

Albany’s Historic Whaling Station

Discovery Bay is home to Albany’s Historic Whaling Station. Operating for almost 26 years, the spot where Australia’s last whale was harpooned has now been turned into a museum all about the coastal town’s whaling history. As well as that, there’s a café, botanical garden and even a wildlife park. See the Seniorocity review here.

Find Albany’s Historic Whaling Station at 81 Whaling Station Road, Frenchman Bay, Albany.

 

The Gap and Natural Bridge, Albany

Albany has a beautiful coastline, calm and inviting bays with crystalline waters giving way to wild and rugged cliffs. The surging power of the Southern Ocean can be seen first-hand at The Gap. See the Seniorocity review here.

Find The Gap and Natural Bridge at The Gap Rd, Albany.

Albany, Western Australia

The Gap

 

The Brig Amity Replica, Albany

The Brig Amity brought the first white settlers to Albany on Christmas Day in 1826. You can explore the replica, which stands proudly in the town’s historical precinct, where you’ll find a fascinating heritage museum too. Just another of the many things to do in Albany! See the Seniorocity review here.

Find The Brig Amity Replica at Princess Royal Drive, Albany.

The Brig Amity Replica, Albany

 

Ellen Cove Boardwalk Trail, Albany

Albany has a diverse coastline, much of it is flanked by walking and cycle paths that give awe inspiring views. One such spot is the popular walking path at Middleton Beach – the Ellen Cove Boardwalk Trail. See the Seniorocity review here.

Find the Ellen Cove Boardwalk Trail at Flinders Parade, Middleton Beach, Albany.

 

Cycle Path Emu Point to Middleton Beach, Albany

Part of the fun of being on holiday is discovering new places, and one of the best ways to see the sights is by bicycle. The cycle route (about 4kms) from Emu Point to Middleton Beach is a flat path, with lots of places for a paddle along the way! See the Seniorocity Review here.

Start the cycle path at Emu Point or Middleton Beach, Albany.

Cycle Path Emu Point to Middleton Beach

 

Paperbark Merchants, Albany

If you love browsing a bookshop, scouring the shelves to find new additions to your book collection, be sure to head to Paperbark Merchants. You’re guaranteed to find a great holiday read at the family run business, as well as gifts and vinyl. See the Seniorocity Review here.

Find Paperbark Merchants at 240 York Street, Albany

Paperbark Merchants, Albany

 

Granite Skywalk, Porongorup

If you’re fit and love to challenge yourself in the great outdoors – have a hike to the Granite Skywalk. Found in the beautiful Porongurup ranges, the elevated skywalk has incredible views, and you’re sure to see lots of native flora and fauna along the trail. See the Seniorocity Review here.

Find Granite Skywalk at Castle Rock Road, Porongurup.

Granite Skywalk Porongorups

 

Have we missed your favourite things to do in Albany? Let us know in the comments below!

See more places to travel in Western Australia here.

About Stella B

Stella is loving retirement! Besides her loves of gardening, reading and painting, she adores spending time with her family and being out and about in Perth. Living in the Perth Hills, her time is often spent brunching with her husband at one of Kalamunda’s many cafes or enjoying a food platter over a glass of wine at a Bickley Valley winery.

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